Wednesday, January 5, 2022

News from the Princeton University Art Museum





Art on Hulfish

Orlando, guest curated by Tilda Swinton, draws inspiration from Virginia Woolf’s revolutionary 1928 novel Orlando: A Biography and Sally Potter’s 1992 film adaptation. Swinton invited photographers to create or gather works inspired by Orlando’s themes; the resulting exhibition of more than fifty photographs includes work by Mickalene Thomas, Carmen Winant, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Orlando is organized by Aperture, New York, and on view at Art on Hulfish through January 23. Admission is free; hours and details here. Watch a short video about the exhibition here.



Between Heartlands / Kelly Wang
Opening Saturday, January 15


Artist Kelly Wang combines contemporary and ancient influences, as well as American and Asian traditions, to create multimedia works infused with elements of cultural identity and personal grief. Her landscapes of the heart revolve around places, people, or events with which she shares a deep sense of belonging. Walking a tightrope between past and future, West and East, Wang explores the boundaries of calligraphy, painting, and sculpture in new ways while confronting life and mourning. On view at Art@Bainbridge from January 15 through February 27. Admission is free; hours and details here. Meet the artist on Saturday, January 29.



Wintersession Events
For Faculty, Staff, and Students


Calling all Princeton University students, faculty, and staff! The Art Museum’s Wintersession offerings, open exclusively to the University community, range from an outdoor sculpture scavenger hunt to a presentation on the new Museum we’re building for Princeton. Links below—registrations close tonight at midnight.

Thursday, January 13, 1–3 p.m.
Integrating Preservation into Art Practice

Wednesday, January 19, 3–5 p.m.
Curating a New Hub for University Life 

Wednesday, January 19, 6:30–9:15 p.m.
Orlando Watch Party, Exhibition Tour, and Discussion

Thursday, January 20, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. 
Our Bodies, Our Selves? 

Friday, January 21, 1–2:30 p.m. 
Enduring Verdance: Jade in the Ancient Americas 

Friday, January 21, 3–5 p.m.
Outdoor Sculpture Scavenger Hunt 




Save the Date
Artist Talk: Elle Pérez
Thursday, January 20, 5:30 p.m.

Live online via Zoom


For the photographer Elle Pérez, whose work is featured in the exhibition Orlando at Art on Hulfish, the camera is an instrument of recognition, creating intimate documents of community relationships. Pérez’s multifaceted practice of portrait, landscape, and observational photography centers on the complexity of personal identity. In this live online program, the artist will discuss images, identity, and storytelling across their work. Cosponsored by the Gender + Sexuality Resource Center. Details and free registration here.



Image credits
Visitors to the exhibition Orlando, on view at Art on Hulfish in Princeton’s Palmer Square through January 23.

Kelly Wang, Recluse Studio No. 3, February 23, 2018. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, gift of the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art. © Kelly Wang

Artist portrait of Elle Pérez. Image courtesy of the artist and 47 Canal, New York. Photo by Bryson Rand







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